The court heard how on the day of the killing Lynch, who was 16 at the time, had taken a cab to Forest Gate shortly before 2pm.
On arriving in the neighbourhood he reportedly spotted Champion, who was from Romford, and his friend in nearby Ratcliff Road.
The jury heard how Lynch started walking toward the pair, before chasing after them when they ran off.
But Champion and his friend then reportedly turned back to confront Lynch and a fight broke out involving weapons including belts, a hammer and a knife.
Seems a bit off, doesn’t it? What could possibly be the cause?
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This was a brutal, senseless and totally unnecessary attack on a young man on the verge of adulthood, and the ferocity of that attack meant Champion had little chance of survival.
“It has devastated his family and it is only good fortune and the skills of NHS staff that prevented a second death that day.
“This incident happened right outside a primary school in broad daylight and terrified those who witnessed it. It was the result of petty gang rivalry and ended with tragic consequences.”
Ah. Of course.